Search

 

Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for Individuals to Attend The

VZCZCXYZ0003
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHPF #0640 2440021
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 010021Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1127
INFO RUEKJCS/CJCS WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHHMUNA/USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI//JC/J3/J4/J45/J5/FPA//
RHHMUNS/COMSOCPAC HONOLULU HI//SOJ32

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000640

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM-HDP, DRL, EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP, S/GHD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MOPS PHUM MARR MASS CB
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR INDIVIDUALS TO ATTEND THE
"BOARDING OFFICER BASIC COURSE," SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 23,
2009 IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

REF: 03 SECSTATE 034981

1. This is an action cable. See Paragraph Six.

2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S.
sponsored training programs.

3. To comply with the Leahy Amendment relative to the U.S.
sponsored security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy
Phnom Penh has conducted local human rights vetting for the
following individuals selected for the "Boarding Officer
Basic Course," September 19-October 23, 2009 in Charleston,
South Carolina.

NAME: Has, Sotta (Male)
DPOB: October 1, 1979; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Chief of Personnel Office
RANK: Commander
DEPT/UNIT: Royal Cambodian Navy, Ream Naval Base

NAME: Ouk, Sophoat (Male)
DPOB: June 26, 1979; Sihanoukville
POSITION: Chief of Boarding Arms
RANK: Chief Warrant Officer
DEPT/UNIT: Royal Cambodian Navy, Ream Naval Base

4. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds
that, as of this date, it possesses no credible information
of gross violations of human rights by the above individuals.

5. Individuals will attend the "Boarding Officer Basic
Course," September 19-October 23, 2009 in Charleston, South
Carolina.

6. Action request: Please verify whether the Department
possesses any credible information that the individuals named
above have been implicated in gross violations of human
rights.

7. Points of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh are Major
Wayne Turnbull at TurnbullPW@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-219
or Jenae Johnson at JohnsonJD3@state.gov or tel:
855-23-728-118.
RODLEY

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


UN News: Rare Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti Is ‘Like A Work Of Art’, Says Diver
One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three kilometres, at depths of between 30 and 65 metres... More>>


Tonga Eruption: At Least 3 Dead, Amid Severe Destruction
At least three people have died in Tonga following the massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami wave that hit over the weekend. Homes and other buildings across the archipelago have suffered major damage... More>>

Save The Children: Tonga Volcano Ash And Smoke Cause Concern For Air And Water Safety
Families in Tonga are at risk of exposure to unsafe air and water due to ash and smoke from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano that erupted on Saturday, reports Save the Children...
More>>



Ethiopia: UN Chief Lauds ‘Demonstrable Effort To Make Peace’

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa... More>>


Tigray: Agencies Suspend Aid As ‘Scores’ Are Killed Due To Airstrikes
Recent airstrikes on camps for internally displaced persons and refugees in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, have reportedly killed scores of civilians, including children, and left many more injured... More>>


UN News: For 25th Year In A Row, Greenland Ice Sheet Shrinks

2021 marked the 25th year in a row in which the key Greenland ice sheet lost more mass during the melting season, than it gained during the winter, according to a new UN-endorsed report issued on Friday... More>>